The best post you've ever written, Fxh.
Edited by JimmyHoffa - 10/4/13 at 5:12am
Jesus. Do I know you in real life? Because this is so accurate it's not even funny.
I didn't realise that you are in fact our Prime Minister.
I've bought a ton of shoes online with only one mishap where the size was incorrectly given. I managed to sell those via SF. The key for me was that the first pair I bought was in a shop (RM WIlliams) and I had my feet measured on a Brannock device. I bought a couple of pairs of C&J in a shop and get to know what size I was in some of the lasts. FXH has also subsequently given me more advice on foot shape. Understanding the shape of my feet made it less risky to buy online.
I think this is quite unnecessary though.
It's my fault by trying to ignore the problem and being too lazy to send them back. There's nothing I can do now. I am looking forward to upgrading my collection though.
You lot know me, I buy exclusively RMWs.
From what I can see though, the similarities in lasts means you can try on a pair of RMWs and order a pair of Loakes without too much trouble.
I think things get a bit more complicated when you start ordering more specialised brands (excluding what you can find at Double Monk).
I got a hold of my first Suit Shop commission this week, a warm navy two button notch lapel. It is a step above any of the suits I have in my wardrobe (still studying so many).The initial fitting was bang on, I didn't need any alterations when I collected the suit which was surprising.
I have to say that I have learnt a lot through the process and especially what works for my body and getting the proportions right. Real life is a little different to #dressedbytheinternet